Be honest. You are a biking nut. You use your rack a lot, and sometimes parts break down. This set of four rubber straps gets the job done. Attach them to the cradles of any Softride bike rack, and wrap them around the bikes for secure transit.
These sturdy rubber straps attach to any Softride rack and provide a flexible, secure ride for bikes. They have seven holes that hook onto the cradles, and their long width adjusts to any size frame. This set includes four straps.
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 Customer Reviews)Be honest. You are a biking nut. You use your rack a lot, and sometimes parts break down. This set of four rubber straps gets the job done. Attach them to the cradles of any Softride bike rack, and wrap them around the bikes for secure transit.
by: Maureen P.07/27/2014
These straps are a new design. They are a much stronger rubber - which is good - and bad. It's good that they might last longer before breaking - BUT, they are SO hard to attach to the arms to secure the bikes on the rack. They aren't quite stretchy enough, they really take a lot of muscle to attach - my husband really hates them - and if you happen to have a larger tube/frame, I can see how it may be even more difficult if not impossible to attach. Not thrilled with the new design. Excellent customer service from etrailer, and quick shipping. This is not an issue with etrailer. Just Softride's new design. 143141
I ordered three packages. One was exactly like the straps that were installed on my product from the factory. The other two were about one inch shorter and had scalloped rather than straight edges. I will use the shorter straps on the anti-sway cradle that straps to the downtube and they should work fine. I'm not sure why (or even if) Softride changed their product. On the etrailer side, what a great online experience! Lots of communication via email, items shipped out same day, and tracking was communicated quickly. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 16886
by: Joe S.06/04/2012
Product is redesigned from the original-don't know if they will last any longer, but they work well. Service and communications with etrailer is excellent. Order shipped out same day and arrived quickly. Great people to do business with! 42657
by: Kevin O05/18/2011
The straps fit my Rode Gear trunk mount rack. Service was good and they were shipped out right away without excessive shipping and handling fees. 14654
The straps are just like OEM straps. Order received quickly. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 158115
by: Jim C06/08/2012
Everything was great - the straps, the anti-sway cradle, the bike adapter bar, the service, everything! 43389
Product is as advertised. Same as original equipment. 17599
by: David C07/23/2013
Very stiff rubber; difficult to fasten to the rack. 91132
Easy to pick out. Very durable. 94807
these are nice replacements. 87451
by: aj m.04/23/2014
They get the job done. 126983
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